The last time the Mexican national team played in California, it was humiliated by Chile in the quarterfinals of the Copa America Centenario.
The 7-0 score — Mexico’s worst loss in 88 years — was greeted with apocalyptic horror back home, with ESPN’s David Faitelson saying it “could mark this generation of footballers and the national team coach.”
That seems unlikely. But after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to a young Croatian team before a crowd of 62,317 at the Coliseum, El Tri might want to think about avoiding California whenever possible.
Consider that Mexico is 0-2 in the state and unbeaten in the rest of the world over the last 10 months. Or that the team’s only two...